JK Rowling: The Women behind the imagination of Harry Potter


Do you know which famous authors write a book at 6 and a novel at 11?


Let’s give you some hint.

She is the writer of “seven cursed diamonds and the people who owned them”. And she is JK Rowling – the titled lady for a howling success.

Now tell me which was your much- loved series in Childhood?

Of course, Harry Potter and its seven amazing seasons.

Harry Potter series have made 90’s kids so dreamy and purely mesmerizing.

This novel script is curated and developed by J K Rowling – who made our childhood imaginative and well-creative.

JK Rowling Biography and Life Story | Author of Harry Potter Series

J K Rowling Biography

  • Early Life

She was born on July 31st 1965, in Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England. JK Rowling age is 54 years.

Joanne Rowling, also known as JK Rowling is a famous British author, who is known worldwide for her popular Harry Potter children’s book series.

Her father was working at Rolls Royce factory as an Aircraft Engineer.

Her soft cheeked mother was a science technician at the Chemistry Department at Wyedean Comprehensive School and College.

  • Avid reader and mine of words

During her childhood, she was an avid reader of fictional and non-fictional stories. She loved to curate and write long paragraphs over any topic. Creativity was the cornerstone for Rowling’s heart – so close to the soul.

  • Trauma at the age of teenager

Every story takes your test before rewarding you with success. So, it happened that Rowling’s mother was spotted with sclerosis when she was just a juvenile. Due to severe imbalances, her mother closed her eyes in 1990.

  • But the show kept on

Rowling was thoroughly shaken with the death of her mother. But she continues to churn her seeds of success with focused dedication and undying perseverance.

She decided to become a successful writer and show the world the power of creativity and ingenuity.

Her journey as a writer

  • At the age of 11

She wrote a novel about seven cursed diamonds and the people who owned them, when she was barely 11 years old. In 1991, she moved to Portugal to teach English language.

  • Head over heels

Romance was in the air and she fell in love with a Portuguese journalist Jorge Arantes and got married to him. She gave birth to a beautiful daughter Jessica in 1993.

  • Marriage didn’t last

The marriage didn’t last for long and she was divorced by her husband after a heated argument. This completely changed her life.

She took her little daughter and moved to live with her younger sister Dianne in Edinburgh. In Edinburgh, she used to write in café’s when her child had a nap.


  • Schooling and Early education

JK Rowling joined University of Exeter and studied French and classics. Her knowledge of classics came in handy, when she was writing the spells in Harry Potter.

  • When the idea of Harry Potter was struck?

She first got an idea for Harry Potter in 1990. She kept on writing for the next five years and planned to write a seven book series on the topic. Her initial work was in the form of scattered notes – a poorly rough draft.

Beginning of some majestic chapters

In 1993, when she had already written a few chapters of the majestic book “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, she found herself struggling financially as a single mum.

She shared the manuscript of her book with various publishers. They were banged with rejections and disapprovals. Later, her initial rejections got some positive response.

  • Bloomsbury – a spark within silver lightning

The books sparkled with a different glow when Bloomsbury decided to publish it in 1997.

Rowling, then after became an international celebrity writer in 1999, when her first three books of Harry Potter series has occupied all the top 3 slots at the New York Times International bestseller list.

J.K. Rowling’s Top 10 Rules For Success

Behind the scenes of success

  • Eminent Personality

J.K. Rowling has been eminent since publication by Scholastic Corp.’s Arthur A. Levine Books through an inscription of her first book about the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and whiz kid Harry Potter in 1998.

  • Initial Print

Her initial print went above the line worth 50,000 copies. Slowly and gradually, her hardcore pain striking efforts made her a headway down the aisle.

Till the date, she is ruling with her prominent collection of seven Harry Potter books, many books and series to allure the readers.

According to Scholastic, in all 500 million copies of Harry Potter books have been sold all over the world.

  • Recent and potential plans

JK Rowling has recently announced her plans for Pottermore website. She is about to release four new Harry Potter e-books in June 2019.

Currently, she is working over “Fantastic Beasts” series in order to release it by 2020.

JK Rowling Net Worth

According to The Sunday Times, her estimated net worth is around $1 billion as of May 2019 which makes her one of the richest persons in the world.

On paper, she is considered even richer than Queen Elizabeth II. The source of her wealth is the royalty earned through her Harry Potter series of books

  • Franchise and charity

She also has its movie franchise that has earned her around $8 billion.

She is also known for her generous charities. She has donated about $150 million to different charities.

She has donated in kind and cash to the international children’s charity Lumos, which she has established.

She also set up a charitable trust named Volantto aid theScottish women, children and young people with a better and healthy living standard.

Struggled as a single mother

  • Struggled as a divorcee

J K Rowling had a roller-costing life. She had been through many thicks and thins to get her series published.

Just like other successful authors, Rowling had her fair share of trials and difficulties in life. But she wasn’t taken away with her failures.

Every time when a publisher passed a humorous comment over her script, she used to grind her nose and teeth and always pulled her socks up in achieving what she actually wanted.

  • First Book

When she was writing her first book, she was struggling as a divorcee and a single mother in Scotland. She kept trust in her work and sunk her teeth into to start a new way of approaching. Her moment of glory came, when her first novel Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone was published.

  • New York Times

With unprecedented response and success of this fantasy novel worldwide, JK Rowling had also become a popular author, who bagged a place in the New York Times bestseller list. She is doing well both in the publication industry and in her film franchise business.

  • Top Movies

In 2016, two of her movies “Where to find them” and “Fantastic Beasts” were released along with the play titled as “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”.

Part of her success as writer is due to the fact that Rowling is able to touch readers at an emotional level.

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 JK Rowling Harry Potter books

Some of the best books of JK Rowling are:

  • “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” (1998);
  • “Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets” (1998);
  • “Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban” (1999);
  • “Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire” (2000);
  • “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (2003);
  • “Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince” (2005);
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” (2007).

Besides, Rowling is also known for her detective fiction: The Casual Vacancy and, as Robert Galbraith, the Cormoran Strike series.

Know about Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. has released her all seven book series into a well screened film. It further concluded its adaptions with the last and latest series “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2,” in 2011.

In 2007, Warner Brothers Entertainment and Universal Orlando Resort announced their plans to produce“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at the best of Florida amusement park.

 J.K. Rowling’s Website

JK Rowling had launched a website Pottermore in 2014, in which she published stories and shares additional information about her book series and movies related to Harry Potter.

Universal Learnings

Some of the most inspiring JK Rowling Quotes are:

  • Your work should be your passion

Your work should be your discipline. You need to submit your work on or before stated deadlines. Writing is not a hobby instead it is an advocated professional – often found as niche. Also, write on daily basis to gain proficiency in your work.

  • Finish what you begin

Stay stick to your words. Always finish your work in the same manner as client demanded. Be creative and add a sense of true pride in your work. Your work and dedication behind the mirror reflects your potential in a subliminal way.

  • Read and Redraft

Whenever write any content, redraft it as many times till you get the right satisfaction. You need to be very protective about your work. Redrafting and rewriting is one of the most important part of writing.

For an instance, she herself re-wrote the chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone for fifteen times! After that, she gained perfection.

  • Be Brave and Bold

Don’t let the fear of failure shadow you with insecurity. You need to stay firm and erect with every blowing wind and let the rejections hit your hard. Be bold and vocal about your rejections. Accept it and try to improve it.

Awards and Achievements

  • 1997: Awarded the Nestlé Smarties Prize gold award for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  • 1998: Booksellers Association Author of the Year
  • 1998: Awarded the Nestlé Smarties Prize gold award for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • 1999: Awarded the Nestlé Smarties Prize gold award for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • 1999: Booksellers Association Author of the Year
  • 2001: J.K. Rowling received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) from His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, for services to children’s literature.
  • 2003: On September 10th, J.K. Rowling accepted the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord at a ceremony in Oviedo, Spain. The award is an annual prize, awarded by the Prince of Asturias (heir to the throne of Spain) to individuals, entities or organizations that make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, and public affairs.
  • 2004: WH Smith Fiction Award
  • 2006: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince won the British Book of the Year award.
  • 2007: J.K. Rowling was honored with a Blue Peter Gold Badge. The Blue Peter badge is a special award given to viewers, fans and individuals who have been recognized by the award-winning BBC children’s television programme of the same name.
  • 2008: J.K. Rowling was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 from the British Book Awards (now known as The Galaxy National Book Awards). The British Book Awards is a series of awards bestowed by an academy of members from the British book publishing industry.
  • 2008: The Edinburgh Award
  • 2008: James Joyce Award, University College Dublin
  • 2008: South Bank Show Award for Outstanding Achievement
  • 2009: British Book Awards Author of the Year
  • 2010: J.K. Rowling was the first recipient of a new award, the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

JK Rowling facts

  • Rowling is fond of designer clothes, especially knitted by Oscar de la Renta.
  • She never miss a chance to visit the Hamptons.
  • To your surprise, she owns a $15 million yacht – hardly an author can own.
  • Reportedly, she spends $150,000 a year only for private security. bodyguards.


It isn’t difficult to become an independent person and stand on your own foot. You just need to get ready for the banging failures and hailing thunder storms.  If you fit with the hailstorms and still grind your efforts to survive and achieve your dream, then you are half a way ahead of all.


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